Local Knitting Favorites

sheep-street-yarn-shop.jpgOne thing that I quickly learned with Laurel is that her level of content is completely different depending on whether I'm doing something not-so-present such as, say, checking my e-mail vs. crafting alongside her. Of course, her favorite kind of time is when we're working on the same project (e.g., we're finishing a really crazy quilt right now -- Laurel has become impressively facile with my sewing machine!), but when she's working on something like latch hook or pot holders, I'm kind of left hanging. So I've been thinking of -- and getting excited about -- revisiting knitting.
Sadly, some of my favorite knitting shops have gone under in the years since I last knit. So I turned to Twitter/Facebook for favorite recommendations from the community. And look at all of these great leads (which include a couple of non-local online resources too)! I plan on taking Laurel shopping as soon as we finish our quilt since I want to make her a sweater and she has rather firm ideas regarding style and material. The hard part? Deciding where to go!

Recommendations via Twitter:

From @kckphotography: black sheep in Needham. :)

From @LilyLonelyRoad: Windsor Button isn't very glamorous but they always have what I need and are very convenient to the T. : )

From @SaltwtrHillKnit: I'm a fan of @Islandyarn (Waltham; website), Elyssa's Creative Warehse (Newton) & @SheepStreet (Canton; website). Love, love knitting.

From @bluelimephoto: loom with a view in Newburyport!

From @splityarn: Windsor Button downtown or A Good Yarn in Brookline. The trek out to WEBS in Northampton is always worth it too.

From @adjunctmom: I only shop for yarn online given location (FL). Fave by a mile: purlsoho.com

From @CantonMass: Snow Goose in Milton and Sheep Street in Canton

From @leapfroglane: I buy online now... Loop yarn is excellent.

Recommendations via Facebook:

From Danielle: Stitch House Dorchester!

From Kate: Windsor Button!

From Carla: A Good Yarn in Brookline or Black Sheep Knitting in Needham are great!

From Hillary: Used to be Woolcott's in Harvard Sq now it is Wild and Woolly in Lexington.

Thanks for the recommendations everyone! Happy knitting!

Image credit: Sheep Street Yarn Shop